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Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials – BSTA 517

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BSTA 517


Course Information

This is an online course designed for students and researchers who are interested in learning statistical methods in the design and analysis of clinical trials. Students are expected to have certain statistical background in order to gain deep understanding to the topics covered in this course. Topics to be discussed in the course include introduction to clinical trials, fundamentals of Bayesian statistics, sample size computation for trials with dichotomous, continuous and time-to-event outcomes, methods of randomization, design challenges for oncology clinical trials, Bayesian methods in clinical trials, adaptive clinical trial design and designs for predictive biomarkers.


BSTA 511 / 611, "Estimation & Hypothesis Testing for Applied Biostatistics"